Newsletter 1-7-22

Principal's Message

from Jeff Calden



This new variant, combined with the cold weather and coming back from vacation, has caused a larger number of positive cases on campus than we have previously experienced. We will continue to test all exposures in order to keep the campus as safe as possible as we move forward.  Please continue to be vigilant about wearing your mask inside, and consider keeping yourself even more protected by wearing your mask outside when around other people.


If you currently have any symptoms, even minor ones, please get a test ASAP and do not come to school. Please call the attendance line to let us know, and do your best to get tested at the County Office of Education or any other free local testing site, such as CVS, Walgreens, Mountain Community Resources. There is a list of Testing Resources in this email. 


We want to be smart and vigilant as we move forward. If you are sick or showing symptoms, stay home from school, get tested, and let us know what your situation is so we can support you.  Students coming to school with symptoms will create more positive cases on our campus and nobody wants that.  


Symptoms of COVID include: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea, Trouble breathing, Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.


Thank you in advance for supporting the safety of our students, staff, families, and the valley community.



Important Yearbook Information


celebrate your student

Class of 2022 Parents:

The last call for Senior Recognition ADs is happening right now; act fast before we run out of room!

Last Date for Ad Submissions is January 28th

Go to to purchase:


Class of 2022

Important events for your class are beginning as of now!

Check your school email for more information on Senior Wills & Senior Signatures.

It is first come first serve and the last day to submit either a will or a signature is February 4.


Discounted Yearbook Price Ends Soon

The 2022 SLVHS yearbook is on sale for the last time at a discounted price of $88 until February 4th.


swim and dive

SLVHS Swim and Dive

Pre-season meeting for Swim and Dive will be Thursday, January 13 at LUNCH TIME on the pool deck. 

If you’re interested in Swimming or Diving this season, come meet your Coaches and find out more about the season.

SCCAL Swim and Dive season begins on Monday, January 31

In order to get in the pool you MUST have your permit to practice/physical etc. 

Be sure to come to the pre-season meeting to give your contact info to your coach and order a suit. 

This is for ALL JV and Varsity Boys & Girls teams will be Thursday, January 13 during lunchtime-- spread the word!



Drive-thru Locations Times
Cabrillo College Drive-Thru Clinic
Parking Lot K
Mon-Fri: 2 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm
Santa Cruz County of Education Drive-Thru
399 Encinal St
Santa Cruz, CA
Mon-Fri: 2 pm – 5 pm
Pajaro Valley School District Drive-Thru 
294 Green Valley Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am – 5 pm


Additionally we have testing on SLV campuses

SLVHS (by weight room) Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30-10:30 AM

SLVE (by the cafeteria) Mondays and Thursdays 7:30-9:30 AM

BCE (MP room near office) Mondays and Thursdays 10:30AM- 12 PM

SLVUSD Charter Mondays and Thursdays 10:45-11:45 AM


Inspire Diagnostic Registration Link 


free books

Free Online Books using MyOn Digital Library

From December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022, any California student can benefit from access to thousands of myON books in English and Spanish. Students can easily browse or search the digital library to find books to match their interests and grade level. There are also options for students to read books online or offline, even in low-bandwidth environments. 


Go to: and click on the purple myON Login button:

graphic: myOn Login button

Enter the following information on the login screen:

School Name: Gift of Literacy; Username: myon; Password: read

Click the green Sign In button, select a book from the Library or an article from News, and start reading!




weekly schedule

Schedule for the Week of January 10th - 14th

ERA / O / E / O / E


January 10

ERA Day Early Release A Day Dismissal at 2:01


January 11

O Day

Odd Classes

Grad Night Meeting 6:30 pm


January 12

E Day

Even Classes


January 13

O Day

Odd Classes


January 14

E Day

Even Classes

   After-School Teacher Support Sessions

support schedule; for details call 831-335-4251 x200



grad night

Class of 2022 Grad Night Gift Donations

for donation details email




study abroad

Study Abroad Club  

Are you interested in studying abroad during high school? 

If so, please come to the Study Abroad Club in Ms. Osenga's room in the H-building on the last Wednesday of each month from 2:55-3:45 p.m. 


At the club, there will be opportunities to apply for partial and full scholarships awarded by a local foundation to study abroad next fall. SLVHS students are highly encouraged to apply and more information will be available at our next club meeting (January 26th). 



SLVHS Jazz Band Club

There's a New Club at SLVHS: Jazz Band!

Meeting Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:20 am - 7:50 am at Room MS-25 (high school/middle school band room).

There will be concerts planned for the next semester. Exact dates to be decided. 


If you have any questions about these requirements or for exceptions, please email Joshua Gabrielson at [email protected] or Ms. Liston at [email protected]



Seniors: It's Time for You to Fill Out the FASFA - Federal Student Aid Application

The 22-23 Federal Student Aid Application or FAFSA  is now open! Below is information  on the FAFSA. We highly encourage you to get this application early so you get priority aid consideration for college.

FAFSA lets you know where you stand and what you can get as far as aid for college.  


Charlotte Achen sent all Seniors an email with a ton of information on FASFA.  

Things such as What is FASFA? Why is it important I apply? What do I need to do? What are the deadlines? Where can I find the application? 

Check your school email to answer all FAFSA questions you may have.

It is also available on the SLVHS website on the College and Career page.

The information you need is at your fingertips.







student handbook

SLVHS Student Handbook

The SLVHS Student Handbook is attached to this email and available at this link: SLVHS Student Handbook

Parents and Students should review the handbook in order to be aware of the rules, policies, and important information to know about SLVHS.

Thank you in advance for knowing and understanding the information in the handbook.



Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV High School students and parents



7105 Hwy 9, Felton, CA 95018

Phone: (831) 335-4425

Fax: (831) 335-1531

Attendance Line: (831) 335-3646


SLV High School Website SLV High School Calendar


SLVHS Student Handbook             SLVHS Bell Schedule 2021-22


Welcome to SLV       Staff Directory Campus Map


SLVHS Cougar Parent Club SLVHS Athletics Booster Club




Click Here for District Community Opportunities Web Page


words of wisdom

"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results." -Albert Einstein